Stakeholder Comment Period Open for Updates to the Green-e Energy National Standard


Stakeholder Comment Period Open for Updates to the Green-e Energy National Standard

Stakeholder comment period open through Saturday, April 30, 2016

Green-e Energy seeks feedback on potential future provisions of the Green-e Energy National Standard (the “Standard”) and is accepting feedback from all interested stakeholders through midnight PT on Saturday, April 30, 2016.

To comment, take the survey at: Prior to taking the survey, you may download and review a PDF of all survey questions.

Feedback is requested on the following topics:

  • Product Specifications: Allowing Variability for RPS-affected Products and Among Hub-and-Spoke Utilities
  • Geographic Eligibility for Electricity Products
  • Eligible Generation Locations: Guam, the U.S. Virgin Islands, the Northern Mariana Islands, and “associated territorial waters and airspace”
  • Eligible Sources of Supply:
    • Biogas
    • Biofuels
    • Fuel Cells
    • Organic waste
  • Hub-and-Spoke Utilities: Marketing Compliance Responsibilities
  • Newer Product Types
    • Community Renewables
    • Community Choice Aggregation
    • Direct Purchase Agreements (PPAs and On-site)
  • Minimum Purchase Quantity
  • New Renewables: New Date
  • Geographic Source Reporting: RECs + Electricity Products
  • Increased Granularity in Reporting: All Products
  • Eligibility of Generation Dates: All Products
  • Requiring Tracking System Use
  • Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative (RGGI): Applicability of Certain Supply

Stakeholder comments are due by midnight PT Saturday, April 30, 2016. CRS may conduct a second comment period, incorporating feedback from this first comment period. The current Standard and this PDF summary of all potential changes are available at Green-e Energy National Standard and Governing Documents for you to view before completing the survey.

This survey may take up to 30 minutes to complete, depending on your responses. If you need to pause while taking the survey (for example, to look up information), you may resume it at any time prior to midnight PT on Saturday, April 30, by using the link that directed you there initially, provided you do so from the same computer and browser. You may also go back and change your answers at any time prior to clicking “Submit Survey Responses” at the end of the survey.

To take the Survey go to:


About the Green-e Energy National Standard
Green-e Energy is North America’s leading certification program for sales of renewable electricity and renewable energy certificates (RECs) made in the voluntary market for renewable energy. Created in 1997, Green-e Energy provides oversight to voluntary renewable energy sales, certifying the majority of all retail voluntary renewable energy sales in the U.S. The Green-e Energy National Standard was developed through an open-stakeholder process in 2004 and 2005, and grew out of regional program standards in place between 1997 and 2004. Periodically, the Standard is assessed to determine if any changes should be made to adapt it to the evolution of the voluntary renewable energy market.

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